Go the extra mile with a homemade gift this St Valentine’s Day
St Valentine’s Day is always a little tricky. While you try and show the special someone in your life how much they mean to you every day of the year, you want to come up with an extra special, original Valentine’s Day gift that will show how well you know them, and how much they mean to you.
Are you bit stuck for Valentine’s Day gift ideas? The answer could be far simpler than you think. This year, why not adopt the homemade approach?
There’s nothing quite as lovely as receiving a homemade gift. It’s always wonderful to receive any kind of gift from someone you love, but the fact that your partner has not just gone out and bought something, but actually poured time and love into creating something special just for you, means the world.
Plus, giving your Valentine a gift they can use over and over again means they’ll be thinking of you every time they do. Give a gift that keeps on giving, and keeps on reminding them just how much you care.
Here are a few of our favourite ideas for homemade Valentine’s gifts.
The soft glow of candlelight is enough to get anyone feeling romantic, so why not make your partner a Valentine’s candle? Candlemaking might seem tricky, and a homemade candle is bound to impress, but it’s actually a complete walk in the park. Don’t worry, we won’t tell your partner that!
Once you’ve got your hands on all the basic equipment you’ll need and created a Valentine’s candle for her or him, you can use your candlemaking skills to make more candles for your home to keep the romantic vibes going, or make other presents for other people in your life.
For a Valentine’s candle, essential oils like cinnamon, sandalwood, ylang-ylang, rose and jasmine work a treat. Experiment with your favourite combinations, or use an oil that you know your partner adores.
When it comes to essential oil gifts for her for Valentine’s Day, a homemade bath bomb is a fabulous choice. Nothing quite says ‘I love you’ like having made something that will guarantee her an hour of total relaxation in the tub. If she’s constantly on the go, giving her a homemade bath bomb is a wonderful way to let her know how much you care about her well-being.
Check out our guide to making your own bath bombs. It’s far simpler than you’d think, and you might even already have some of the ingredients in your cupboards. Pick out the essential oils you’d think she’d love the most and maybe add an extra-special touch, like some rose petals, to give her the pampering experience she deserves.
It wouldn’t be Valentine’s Day without a massage session, but you can take your massage game up a notch by making some homemade oil and planning ahead so that the experience is ultra-relaxing, and ultra-romantic.
We’ve put together a guide to preparing for the perfect Valentine’s Day massage, complete with a few suggestions for the ideal essential oils to use.
Put your homemade massage oil in an attractive container with a hand-written label and there may well be more massages post-Valentine’s Day…
Last but not least, a homemade face cream is the perfect gift for any woman on Valentine’s Day. This is something she’ll use every day, meaning you’ll be in her thoughts whenever she reaches for it.
The commercial face creams on the market are often crammed with chemicals, so making her a moisturiser that’s only got good, natural stuff in it is a wonderful way of showing how much you care.
Have a look at our guide to making your own natural moisturiser for inspiration.
Make it a set
If you’re on a roll with your homemade gifts, don’t hold back! Create your own little gift set for the woman in your life, whether it’s a candle and a bath bomb, massage oil and face cream, or even all of the above.
Why not design your own labels to stick to the containers with a personalised Valentine’s message?
Have fun discovering all the DIY Valentine’s Day gifts you can make, and don’t forget to add a little extra love for good measure.